Publications

CFCA produces a range of publications. These include CFCA Papers, which offer an objective exploration of how research applies to policy and practice, and are written by or in collaboration with expert researchers and service providers. CFCA Resource Sheets and Practitioner Resources are shorter papers that focus on a specific issue in depth.

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What is evaluation?

Kathryn Goldsworthy
Expert Panel Project resource— January 2021

This short resource defines program evaluation in the context of child and family support services for those who are new to evaluation.

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Fathering programs in the context of domestic and family violence

Donna Chung, Cathy Humphreys, Alan Campbell, Kristin Diemer, David Gallant and Anneliese Spiteri-Staines
CFCA Paper No. 56 — December 2020

This paper examines how men's behaviour change programs and fathering programs address fathering issues for men who use violence.

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Planning an evaluation: Step by step

Jessica Smart
Expert Panel Project resource— June 2020

This resource is for evaluation beginners needing help with developing an evaluation plan for a program, project or service for children and families.

Developmental evaluation

CFCA Resource Sheet— February 2018

An overview of developmental evaluation—what it is, why it was established, and what it can be used for.

Evaluation and Value for Money

CFCA Resource Sheet— November 2017

A snapshot of evaluation and Value for Money as a process to assist organisations to plan, develop and improve their programs.

Developing a culture of evaluation and research

Jacqueline Stewart
CFCA Paper No. 28 — November 2014

Provides practical information on the structures, practices and actions that support a change toward a strong culture of evaluation and research

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